I am an Assistant Research Professor in the philosophy department of the University of Connecticut. I received my PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2018, following an MPhil in International Development from the University of Cambridge in 2014 (Distinction). My BA in Philosophy was from the University of Sheffield, 2013 (First Class, Nidditch Prize).
The main focus of my research is in epistemology. I am interested in how our epistemic practices and capacities affect our lives as social, political, and moral agents, and vice versa. In this connection, I have written on topics including the epistemology of taboo, the nature of intellectual vice, epistemic paternalism, snobbery, and both intellectual and moral virtue. I am also interested in related areas of both ethics and feminist philosophy.
Much of my teaching is in epistemology and ethics. In 2020-21 I am teaching an upper level course on self-knowledge and ignorance, and an intro course on normative and applied ethics.
Works in Progress